In their fourth such clinic, faculty from UF/IFAS and the UF College of Medicine will test farmworkers for chronic diseases from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 in Arcadia.
The screenings will be at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 NE Roan St. ... READ MORE
About 200,000 farm laborers live in Florida and usually get little to no health care. To help this underserved population, UF/IFAS Extension and UF Health have helped more than 400 farmworkers and their families lead healthier lifestyles in ... READ MORE
Have you checked your blood pressure lately? If not, you should! Roughly 46 percent of Americans have high blood pressure, yet many of them don’t even realize it. Even if you’re not sure what your blood pressure reading is, certain risk ... READ MORE
Did you know that May is Blood Pressure Awareness month? Did you know that nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure? Do what you can to avoid this chronic disease by learning more about blood pressure through UF Extension programming ... READ MORE
Managing blood pressure is a key part of good health. This free, on-line lunchtime series from UF/IFAS Extension and UF Health provides information to help prevent or manage high blood pressure.
Essentials of Blood Pressure Management 5 part ... READ MORE
By: Mia Wilchcombe, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent
If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? You’ve probably been asked this question in the past and most people would respond with: “Yes, it ... READ MORE
Getting your blood pressure taken is a typical part of most visits to the doctor. The cuff goes on, you feel that squeeze, and, as the cuff loosens, the health professional reports your blood pressure. This procedure is so routine that it may ... READ MORE
February is American Heart Month
Have you had your blood pressure taken lately? Research shows that about half of the adults that suffer hypertension have not been diagnosed. There are several risk factors for developing high blood pressure--learn ... READ MORE